“Are you up for a challenge?! We need your help!”

25 years ago, Dove Cottage Day Hospice first opened its doors to help people in our local community. We want to celebrate our anniversary with you, by raising £25,000 in our 25th year.

Create your own chalChallenge 25 logo bluelenge and raise money for Dove Cottage – it can be ANYTHING you want it to be, as long as it’s themed around the number 25.

Could you cycle through 25 villages, mow 25 lawns, read 25 books or even get the kids to stay silent for 25 minutes…!?

The list is endless!

Taking on a challenge is a win-win – you get the satisfaction of doing something epic, and at the same time raise much-needed funds for a great cause!

Your local charity – Dove Cottage Day Hospice

Dove Cottage has been caring for local people with life-limiting illnesses, like cancer, heart failure and respiratory disorders, for 25 years.

It was in 1996 when the vision of a local young woman was brought to life through a lot of hard work, dedication, faith, and support of the local community. Read all about our inspiring history here.

At first, the new hospice was only able to accommodate a handful of guests.

But since then, it has grown into a vital part of the local area’s care system, and a much-loved source of support for families living with life-limiting illnesses in our communities.

Dove Cottage Day Hospice can make the lives of 72 people a week better through our day care, as well as provide a lifeline for carers, help those struggling with bereavement and support families living with dementia.

Our wish is to care for even more local people over the next 25 years, and we have some exciting plans to expand our services, but we need to ask for your help again…

The money YOU raise will go towards our new community support programme – read our vision for the next 25 years.

PLEASE help us raise £25,000 to celebrate our 25th year!

What can you do?

Here are a few of our ideas:

  • Bake 25 cakes to sell
  • Run 25 miles
  • Read 25 books
  • Walk 25 mins a day for 25 days
  • Mow 25 lawns
  • Cycle through 25 villages
  • Drink in 25 pubs
  • Walk 25 different dogs
  • Bathe in 25 tins of baked beans
  • Wash 25 cars
  • Pledge 25 hours of jobs to help friends and family
  • Give up alcohol for 25 days
  • Teach your dog 25 tricks
  • 25 hour dance-a-thon
  • Host a quiz for 25 friends with 25 questions
  • Why not get your school involved and skip 25 laps of the playground, run 25 miles as a class or read 25 books as a team?

Support from us to you

Just let us know what you plan to do and we’ll support you along the way!

Contact fundraising@dovecottage.org and we’ll send you a fundraising pack so you can start collecting sponsorship straight away!

It helps me as I am able to interact with other people and allows my husband to have some time independently.